National Catholic Register

Opinion

Herculean Efforts

Publisher's Note

BY Michael Warsaw

Publisher

August 12-25, 2012 Issue | Posted 8/7/12 at 1:11 PM

 

The battle to uphold the freedoms granted by the U.S. Constitution rages on, and the Register continues its commitment to chronicle it for our readers.
In this issue, you can read how a federal court in Colorado affirmed a family business’ First Amendment rights when it granted Hercules Industries a temporary injunction against the federal government’s contraception-abortion mandate. Our lead op-ed column by Hugh Hewitt looks at what that means for the rest of those (including EWTN) that have filed similar complaints in court.
You’ll also see coverage here of the alternative perspective: when, in the name of “religious tolerance,” the mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington basically told the owner of the highly successful fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A — who happens to favor marriage of one man and one woman — “You’re not welcome here.”
We will continue to faithfully report on these key moments, and others, in our country’s history. I am grateful for your prayerful and financial support during these dog days of summer and beyond.
God bless you!